With the vB 4.2.x version you get something like this with a lot of customization allowed. You can post it in different areas (top of forum, bottom, etc)
I'm looking for something that is clean and simple like this. Right now my main wants are Latest Posts and would be ok with two columns showing the latest 20 posts (10 on each side). If you want we can talk about adding additional features (hottest threads, most viewed, newest members) etc. But I have found the latest posts to be the one thing we love the most.
https://xenforo.com/community/threa...direction-of-this-recent-activity-mod.117432/ I believe this is the old one that disappeared.